Trump threat: End health payments unless there's an overhaul

Danny Beus, chairman of the Cache County Democratic Party and coordinator for the Cache County Latino Caucus, said numerous people he works with would have been hurt badly by the bill, and that he has people to thank.

Going forward, the plan to repeal and replace the ACA might be less about sweeping changes and more about incremental tweaks. Republicans are challenging the payments in court, and Trump has only guaranteed them through the month. "It's been around too long".

Far from letting the American people down, McCain called out this flim-flam.

Despite years of blasting the expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare, Senate Republicans couldn't agree on how and when to claw back those federal dollars.

The "wise old owls" of the Senate earlier had stripped the bill of an amendment by Sen.

"People are angry, and with good reason", said Skylar Baker-Jordan, a writer and activist, in an opinion piece for The Independent. Without assurances, many insurers plan to raise rates an additional 20 percent by an August 16 deadline for premium prices.

Describing the mood in the Senate chamber during the vote, Sen.

Republican Rep. Don Young of Alaska has also been a longtime proponent of repealing the Affordable Care Act and said he was disappointed the repeal did not receive enough votes.

Trump also tweeted: "Unless the Republican Senators are total quitters, Repeal & Replace is not dead!" But then, up came John McCain, the war hero who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer. The Senators who put their constituents' needs over politics last night by voting against the bill should be commended for their courage. They were successful, with Mike Pence's vote in favor bringing the vote tally to 51 to 50.

Sen. John McCain (riding to the rescue?), Sens.

Just as with his impassioned speech Tuesday urging bipartisanship, McCain had wise words that others in Congress should heed.

"I had very big huge medical bills".

While the Senate has invoked the so-called "nuclear option" in the past to get certain nominations - most recently of note Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch - through the chamber by a simple majority vote, there is now no method for doing so with legislation. This plan was rejected on Wednesday, July 26. He tweeted in June, "If Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, they should immediately REPEAL, and then REPLACE at a later date!" I have great faith in the ability of the Senator from Tennessee, Lamar Alexander, the Senator from Washington, Patty Murray, and others to work together in a bipartisan fashion to craft a bill that increases competition, lowers costs, and improves care for the American people.

Vanessa Coleman